North of Cardiff
All tours can be booked for any day of the week by request. We schedule these day tours from Cardiff as follows: Monday - North of Cardiff, Tuesday - East of Cardiff, Wednesday - Tenby and Thursday - Gower. Contact us for any other day of the week and we'll scheduled you in.
The Aberfan Memorial is a poignant reminder of one of the worst tragedies in Welsh history. On October 21, 1966, a colliery spoil tip gave way in the village of Aberfan, causing a horrifying landslide that engulfed the nearby Pantglas Junior School. The disaster claimed the lives of 116 children and 28 adults. Today, the memorial stands as a solemn tribute to the victims and a symbol of remembrance. The memorial garden is a serene place where visitors can reflect on the lives lost and the impact this tragedy had on the community.
The Llwyn-on Reservoir and Garwnant Cafe are popular attractions located in the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales. The reservoir offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains. After exploring here we can recharge at the Garwnant Cafe, which serves delicious homemade meals and refreshing beverages.
The Brecon Beacons
Enjoy a scenic drive through the breathtaking Brecon Beacons, where every turn reveals stunning views and natural beauty. As we make our way through this picturesque landscape, we'll be sure to stop and capture the perfect photo at various points along the route. From rolling green hills and sweeping valleys to cascading waterfalls and mountain peaks, there are countless opportunities to immerse yourself in the mesmerizing scenery.
'Last weekend, I had the pleasure of visiting Penderyn Whisky in the stunning Brecon Beacons National Park. As I stepped into the distillery, the aroma of aging whisky filled the air, instantly captivating my senses. The knowledgeable and friendly staff guided me through the whisky-making process, from the malted barley to the copper pot stills. I learned about the unique distillation techniques that give Penderyn Whisky its distinct flavor profile. After the insightful tour, I indulged in a tasting session, savoring the smooth and rich flavors of their award-winning single malt whiskies.'
Rhondda Heritage Park
The park is a captivating place that showcases the rich history and heritage of the Rhondda Valley. The museum houses a wide array of artefacts and interactive displays, allowing visitors to delve into the past and learn about the mining industry, the lives of local communities, and the cultural significance of the region. It is fascinating to see the old photographs, tools, and equipment that were used by the miners in their daily lives. The highlight of any visit is the underground tour, where we get to experience what it was like to be a miner and explore the dark and narrow tunnels. The Rhondda heritage park preserves and celebrates the history of the area, making it a must-visit for anyone interested in Welsh heritage.
Castell Coch, also known as the Red Castle, is a magnificent Gothic Revival castle located in South Wales, near the city of Cardiff. The castle has a rich history that dates back to the 13th century when it was originally built by the Normans. Over the centuries, it underwent several renovations and changes in ownership. In the 19th century, the castle was completely transformed by the famous architect William Burges, who turned it into an extravagant palace for the third Marquess of Bute. The stunning red exterior, ornate interiors, and intricate woodwork make Castell Coch a true architectural gem. Today, it serves as a popular tourist attraction, offering visitors a glimpse into the fascinating history and grandeur of Welsh castles.
PLEASE NOTE: All tours are inclusive of admission to attractions, transport and a professional guide. Tours depart from Cardiff National Museum or your hotel by arrangement. Tours are 9am to 6pm. Where an attraction is closed an alternative will be included. These tours take place in all weathers and appropriate clothing ought to be worn. Food and drinks are not included. The ticket is non-refundable.